17 April 2010


We found some rockers at a yard sale and borrowed a sander from a friend. I started with the 80 grit paper, but it just wasn't doing the trick. We upgraded to 60 grit, and I noticed an immediate difference. A couple hours of work, and we've got the beginnings of a beautiful pair of chairs. Our neighbor, who is everything wonderful anyone could wish for in a neighbor and who will hereafter be referred to as Mr. Neighbor, brought over his detail sander for us to use. It fits between the slats. Joy!

There is something so soothing about sanding off the old layer and revealing the beauty underneath...and the feel of a power tool in my hands is nice, too.


nancypants said...

I just bought two rocking chairs for our living room. I needed something comfy with a smaller footprint than overstuffed chairs for our new place. The first I got on Craigslist and it's newer and very nice. The older is one I found at an estate sale on Saturday; an awesome old rocker that was obviously made for a tall man, perfect for my husband. I got it for $25! Thought I was going to have to refinish it but it really just needed a good cleaning. I love how they look.

Congrats on your find!

Jenn Marie said...

Are you going to add cushions or throw pillows or both? I'm still deciding. And to be honest, the project dropped to the back burner, and there the chairs sit in the garage. Shameful, I know. I'm shooting to have them oiled by the end of next week.